I find the new forum a bit slow. I think having so many rooms is not such a great idea. You have to go in to so many rooms to see who is posting, and to see if you get a reply. I also forget which rooms I posted things in (I know you can look it up, but that is just more hassle). At times of need, we all need replies as quickly as possible, and I don't think the new set up helps that.
Couldn't we have one room, but have the option to choose a subject title, such as 'Newbie', 'Kitchen', 'Rant room' etc, but have them all appear on the same page? I really really think this would help posters to get a reply quicker after they post.
Sorry to dis the new site, but honestly I don't think it works so well.